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Microsoft Typo

Question: Microsoft Typo

Microsoft made a typo in their WinSAT application, How can we let them know about it?

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Typo

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Answer: Microsoft Typo

Hi Steven,

You can try contacting them by following the link below. Whether or not you will get a response I cannot say. I have managed to locate the error in the 'WinSAT.exe' file (notice the space between the letters), and you can edit it to replace the erroneous 'o' with an 'i', however by doing so you will probably cause it to fail an SFC scan. In my opinion, it is such a minor error that it is probably best left ignored.

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Is there a way to tell Microsoft Word to "guess" what I mean every time I make a typo? For example, I type "tsanding," and instead of changing it to "standing," it underlines it red. I know I can then right-click it, and select AutoCorrect > standing, so that, from now on, if the same exact typo arises in the future, in which I accidentally type "tsanding," it'll change it to "standing." I've thus far collected *hundreds* of specific typo corrections in this way. But that's very time-consuming, and is only a weak attempt at preventing typos I may be likely to make in the future (based on the fact that I made the exact typo at least once before). Is there any way to establish that I want Microsoft Word to go ahead and correct every single "underlined red" occurrence from now on, based on its best guess as to what I meant? (except in cases where the typo was so bad that it has no guess at all) That way, when it corrects something I *didn't* want corrected, I can then go back and add what I wanted to its dictionary, to tell it not to consider that word an accident from then on.

Answer:Is there a way to tell Microsoft Word to "guess" what I mean every time I make a typo?

Found this in the Word Help files. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options. In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you often mistype or misspell ? for example, type usualy. In the With box, type the correct spelling of the word ? for example, type usually. Click Add. Is this what you're talking about?

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Question: Is this a typo?

the help infomation about bitlocker on windows 7 ultimate, i found this while reading through it, correct me if im wrong but its meant to be you right?

Answer:Is this a typo?

Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN

the help infomation about bitlocker on windows 7 ultimate, i found this while reading through it, correct me if im wrong but its meant to be you right?

You have found one

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Question: typo

For my typo read "explanatory". What am I up to?



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I mistyped a url earlier (I believe i typed 'radiosahck' instead of radioshack) and was redirected to a strange website (something about internet surveys I believe) I closed it right away and did a quick scan with malwarebytes to make sure nothing was wrong, and it came up empty. I'm probably being a bit paranoid here, but is this anything to really worry about?

Answer:Odd URL typo redirect...

Redirects can be something to worry about, as you have no idea what content is being hosted on the re-direct. Most popular anti virus programs, have real-time scanning, where it's constantly scanning your computer, and as soon as you're redirected to a bad website, it will block any content that's harmful to your computer. I use Eset and it does this.

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Question: Typo error

Sorry.... 22%

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Okay helping a friend via long distance phone calls and the random email. This is the only info I have, if someone could shed some light on this and help, we both would appreciate it. Here is the email she was able to send:

"Still messing with that damn trojan. AVG sees it and asks the usual, delete, heal, or move to vault. No matter how many times I choose delete, or heal or even move, it comes back again and again. This is what was causing my IE to try and dial out (at least, that's what I get from looking online for info on this damned thing) and share my info with the hacker. Avast does not seem to see...this file. It is saving itself (and apparently restoring itself) in my Windows folder as a dll file. prntsvr.dll to be exact.

The name AVG gives is PSW.Dumarin.C. The last thing I tried was to turn my
system restore off, delete the file and re-start... but guess what? lol, Yep, it is still there. *sigh* Why do people have to make these things???"

------------end of message--------------
Looking around for info I found only ONE place (so far) that had any info about it, and that is assuming she misspelled the name of the thing...

Name: [email protected]
Aliases: W32.Dumaru.B/C | [email protected] | W32/Dumaru-B

I think she mis-spelled the name, because Google found nothing about her original file name..

I found info here:

And a free removal tool here, which I've... Read more

Answer:PSW.Dumarin.C (possible typo)

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A few people have commented on the typing / grammar used in the forum, just for a bit of fun I thought you might like to read this:Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in > > waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht > > frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses > > and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed > > ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe

Answer:On the subject of typo's

looks normal to me:-)

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Question: Password Typo

I only have 1 password for all my docs but I have 4 of them which I can't open. Propably a typo when I saved these docs.

They are in OpenOffice writer format

Anyway for a back door?


Answer:Password Typo

Please refer to the forum rules. We cannot assisst with password issues so I have to close this thread.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.

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Question: typo on home page

The current Maxthon is
You have 3.1.3.xxxx
just ab fyi. the download is right 314. just not the home page listing.:wave

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Hi can someone please help clear up my concerns because I accidentally interned the wrong DNS address on my new router.
After entering this typo I almost immediately that my connection was unstable especially on Linux and yesterday evening when I logged back into my router the DNS settings were set to there defaults. But I was able to surf the web kinda in Windows though it timed out often and certain webpages wouldn't even open, and now when ever I enter the correct DNS settings it disconnects from the internet.  
Here's what I entered
Instead of
I'm really feeling uneasy and stressed about this, any advice?
Why does stuff like this happen whenever your in poor health or any other of life's trials and complications?

Answer:Open DNS typo on router

Two things you might check:
1. In Windows, do your Network Properties have a DNS Server entry(s) that point(s) to your router (probably or close) or do they point to the published OpenDNS IP addresses? Easy check: From an Elevated Command Prompt: ipconfig /all
2. After you corrected the DNS router entries, did you have the router do a cold reboot?
I believe you shouldn't overly stress yourself over this if you didn't make any financial transactions. But new passwords could be needed.

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Question: Typo in Event 8003

Apparently, this bug (typo) was not fixed for several years!!! Still it read "bowser" instead of "browser". I see this in 64-bit Windows 7/Computer Management/Event Viewer/Windows Logs/SystemLevel "Error", Source "bowser", General "Log Name:      SystemSource:        bowserDate:          3/11/2010 2:07:25 PMEvent ID:      8003Task Category: NoneLevel:         ErrorKeywords:      ClassicUser:          N/AComputer:      NORMAN-CPDescription:The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer MEDIACENTER that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{7D3A7E95-23A7-42BA-B071-81703C4348F5}. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.Event Xml:<Event xmlns="">  <System>    <Provider Name="bowser" />    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">8003</EventID>    <Level>2</Level>    <Task>0</Task>    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-... Read more

Answer:Typo in Event 8003

Hi,I think the following website explains the story:

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Hello everyone,

I am experiencing the red typo lines when there are no typos. This happens on occasion when I'm typing emails and posting or responding to forums. It seems to occur when there is an actually typo and I correct the error. After that the entire post/email from that point on will have the red typo lines.

For example it is happening now... I'll try to post a pic for a better understanding.

Has anyone experience this as well and most importantly does anyone know of a solutions to this?

My unit is new and I have yet to DL Office 365 so I don't have Word. Not sure if that will matter.

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Red typo lines when no typos

Language settings?

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OneDrive has over 7x that amount buy giving everyone that uses it 15GB.

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So I was browsing around in Windows Defender (Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender > Open Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings, then scroll down to Controlled folder access.)

The sentence "Protect your files and folders from unauthorized changed by unfriendly applications" has a typo in it.
(Refer to the attached picture)

? The word "changed" has a typo in it and should be the word "changes" (with an 's' instead of a 'd'), or
? There is at least one missing word in between the words "unauthorized" & "changed"
Somebody should inform Microsoft about this typo.

But Also: I noticed that this is a new option, since the last time I was browsing around in there. What does this option exactly do? It was originally off, but I turned it On. Yet I must say that I have seen a few messages pop up in the right corner of the screen, stating that Windows Defender blocked some programs from making changes. One of them showed explorer.exe from modifying the Favorites folder without me doing anything with Favorites. Exactly what does this option do? Is it kind of like some sort of strict "Firewall"? Because if so, then I like that.

Answer:HAH, I Found A Typo In Windows!

Originally Posted by pepanee

The sentence "Protect your files and folders from unauthorized changed by unfriendly applications" has a typo in it. ...

Mine says 'unauthorised' (but then it should in the UK) - still has the typo though

But Also: I noticed that this is a new option, since the last time I was browsing around in there. What does this option exactly do?

Blocks access to your files and documents by unknown apps (malware/ransomware). It's off by default because not all 'good' apps are in it's 'trusted' list. It takes a bit of fiddling to get all your apps to work after you turn it on.

Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10

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Is there any way I can report this?

This is just my first post and I'm tryna help out a bit

Answer:I just found a typo in Windows 10 TP

skippr said:

Is there any way I can report this?

This is just my first post and I'm tryna help out a bit

Hey skippr, welcome to TenForums!
Try the Feedback App.
What'd ya find?

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I was trying out a freeware security suite and i encountered this typo that might make you laugh or not

Answer:security suite typo

Looks like an application I would have been involved with judging by the typo! dependant on where the app was developed it depends on the native language and who translated it possibily as I noticed many strange word in manuals translated to engwish over the years.

BTW what is the app you trying "swift"???

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for your information:

Spyware authors and phishing fraudsters yanked an old scam out of the playbook Wednesday by directing malicious code at Internet users who may be prone to typing or spelling deficiencies, according to security researchers.

Finnish security firm F-Secure said they discovered an attack aimed at Web surfers attempting to land on Google's (Quote, Chart) homepage, but who may have mistyped the Web address.

Internet users who punch in "" are treated to a host malicious code, as the computer gets slammed with a heap of the unwanted software that is automatically downloaded and installed. The malware includes: Trojan droppers, Trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy Trojan and a spying Trojan. A few adware-related files are also installed, the firm said.

Google Typo Crashes Systems

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I think this is a virus behavior. Recently whenever I type in microsoft waord or notepad or fill up webforms in IE, the cursor jumps anywhere in the previous sentences, or highlights the last some letters somewhere and the entire type goes haywaire. Now Also this is getting typed anywhere and I have to delete, retype. very painful. I have Norton antivirus 2005, zerospyware (after reading the latest article in your mag only), adware, spybot and zone alarm, all fully updated. and none have been able to pick up a virus/spyware after a thorough system scan. I am going crazy typing, especially when i am prescribing medicines to my patients. I don't want to reload windows and all my applications again.Pl HelpDr Alok Modi MD

Answer:Typo errors due to cursor jumping

Go into Device Manager and uninstall your Mouse then restart computer

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Just got a news system built and am getting a CTL.dll error whenever I turn on my HDMI display ...not sure what is doing it.... I have attached the dump file as a is greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate retail
All new hardware
OS build Service Pack 1 less than a month

I have attached my dump file and the system file checker results and any help is appreciatted... one thing to note is the system file checker results I get a
Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:60{30},l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US"\[l:28{14}]"iassdo.dll.mui"; source file in store is also corrupted

Thank you for your help


Quote: Originally Posted by etanas

Just got a news system built and am getting a CTL.dll error whenever I turn on my HDMI display ...not sure what is doing it.... I have attached the dump file as a is greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate retail
All new hardware
OS build Service Pack 1 less than a month

I have attached my dump file and the system file checker results and any help is appreciatted... one thing to note is the system file checker results I get a
Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:60{30},l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US"\[l:28{14}]"iassdo.dll.mui"; source file in store is also corrupted

Thank you for your help

Memory corruption caused by an unknown driver. Please run memtest and driver verifier.

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup ... Read more

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I am having a problem when i misspell URLs.

When i type things like google.con instead of .com, i am redirected to a host of different search sites, including, and I am pretty sure i must be infected with something, but i have ran several online and offline spyware and malware scanners and nothing seems to find a problem.

I am running Firefox version, but the problem also occurs in IE as well.

Advise please!



Edit: I seem to have found what i think is the culprit for this...but this leads to another problem.

There is a HJT entry stating
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A2EA3617-0DD4-4C7B-89EC-1F1FB24D96E1}: NameServer =

I have removed this on a couple of occasions and it only returns a few minutes later.

Help please!!!

Answer:Solved: Typo browser hijacks

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Purchased a new laptop and skipped making the MS email but created a password for my account.When I booted up my pc later on I was greeted with an incorrect password message. I must have made a typo in the pw set up because it does not work.I also didnt create a recovery disk because I had literally only used it for 30 mins before turning it off and this problem was the last thing I ever expected to happen.There is only one account and it's the one that is locked. A to rendered a $600 purchase obsolete until I can fix it.All help is appreciated.

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I'm just setting up a new computer, and not used to the keyboard. When I was installing the operating system I was asked for a User name. Before I had a chance to do anything it had accepted the name GREU and moved on to the next step. No back button! Bloody i7's, so fast!

I've tried doing a search in regedit for GREU, changed it in one place, but its still showing up all over. Is there a complete fix to this or should I resign myself to being known as Greu for the next few years?

Answer:Typo when entering user name - I'm now Greu!

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NAME: Googkle


F-Secure staff has found a malicious website that utilizes a spelling error when typing the name of the popular search engine - ''. If a user opens a malicious website, his/her computer gets hijacked - a lot of different malware gets automatically downloaded and installed: trojan droppers, trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy trojan and a spying trojan. Also a few adware-related files are installed.

The name of the malicious website is ''. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS WEBSITE! Otherwise your computer will get infected! We have reported the case to the authorities.

Detailed Description

Our investigation revealed that the whole infection starts from the '' website. This website, as well as a few related websites are owned by people with Russian names. Also several malicious files that are downloaded from these websites have Russian texts.

When the '' is opened in a browser, it shows 2 popup windows that are linked to the following websites:


The '' website downloads and runs the 'pop.chm' file and the '' website downloads and runs the 'ddfs.chm' file. Both files are downloaded using exploits and they contain exploits themselves to run embedded executable files. One of the webpages of the ' Read more

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I installed Adobe 8 and now all of my Desktop icons have the Adobe logo and will only open up Adobe, not my usual shortcuts, like word, excel, games etc...I tried uninstalling Adobe, which fixed the problem, but when I re-installed it came back again. I don't knw how to fix this...I'm new to all this! I'm running windows vista Help!

Answer:Adobe error {fixed typo}

I'm not sure why that is happening but you can try and fix the icons by right clicking on the programs that are displaying the incorrect icons, select properties>change Icon and find the correct one

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My correct email address is logged with my Microsoft account, but typo is showing on my windows phone Microsoft account under email+accounts, message says attention required.  Click on message tried to correct using 'fix it here' then get message
There's a temporary problem, getting this message for 2 days now.  Help

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Hi... I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, I'm posting it both here and in the linux forum

I accidentally made an ext2 filesystem (mke2fs) on top of my pre-existing Windows XP partition (accidentally typed /dev/sdb1 instead of /dev/sda1)... so now it won't boot, and I can't seem to mount it on any OS. Anyone have any ideas on how data on it could be recovered, or if there's any way to get it working again as-is?

Answer:ext2 + typo = dead WinXP

Pull the drive and put it into an External USB Enclosure/Adpater. Mount it on a working computer and copy the files you want.

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I have a Dell XS 15z Laptop
I am getting a windows 10 Recovery Message ( your PC couldn't start correctly )
I am attemting to create and use a recovery USB using the link below.
Everything seems to work except I don't have the "Secure Boot" option in my Bios.
Anytime I try to boot the USB I get the message:
Operation System not found

Please advise.

Answer:Operation System Not Found ( not a typo )

Are you creating the recovery USB on a different PC?
I hope so.

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Heads up about a string of blogs using familiar names like FileHippo and Softpedia in their URL, when searching for software downloads. I cannot guarantee their legitimacy, or safety to visit or download from these rip-off blogs.

Searching "avast 2017" in Google Search Engine crops up with many blogs using SEO techniques to distract users from the real FileHippo and Softpedia sites.





Happy Safe Browsing!

Answer:Typo Squatting - Fake FileHippo, Softpedia and more!

Download links seem legit.. I love the tactic by the way.
I will take lol

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Hello, is some one know where finding free Helvetica and Time family typo ?
thank Kidkodak 57

Answer:Finding free Helvetica and Time family typo

Helvetica Fonts - DownloadFontsFree.Net
Regarding "Time family", you need to be more specific.

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So I decided to buy Windows 7 from eBay. I didn't trust the people selling product keys only, so I purchased a brand new retail package. When I shop on eBay, I always look for sellers that are really close to me so shipping is fast. So I found a seller, said to be located in Maryland (which is two states away from me), with a great price and great feedback for his W7 sells. I was pissed because when the guy sent me the tracking number, I found out that the item was coming from Beijing, China, not Maryland! But I figured, well at least he shipped it.

THEN, I get an email from eBay saying the listing for the item I just purchased because the copyright holder reported that the item may be a counterfeit. At first I was pissed at eBay because now I had to record of the transaction in my eBay account and could not contact the seller directly from within the item invoice, since eBay deleted. Plus, he had several other sells of this same item, all with positive feedback of the W7 package, and eBay did not remove the listings for them. So I was like, why me? Luckily, I had his email from paypal and contacted him. He assured me that he is the legal owner of the item and that he sent proof to eBay saying so. Still never got my records back.

Anyway, this prompted me to search counterfeit Windows 7 retail packages. I found some interesting info, but my package doesn't fit any of the counterfeit profiles Microsoft says to look out for. The top hologram is built onto the ... Read more

Answer:My Windows 7 copy looks fake. Typo on back cover. Came from China.

Have you tried contacting ebay?:

eBay Buyer Protection


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When I first open Google, in the Search Box is a typo which I cannot delete.Any ideas? Many thanks. pianojoe

Answer:Solved: how to delete typo which remains in Google search box when I first open Googl

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So I decided to buy Windows 7 from eBay. I didn't trust the people selling product keys only, so I purchased a brand new retail package. When I shop on eBay, I always look for sellers that are really close to me so shipping is fast. So I found a seller, said to be located in Maryland (which is two states away from me), with a great price and great feedback for his W7 sells. I was pissed because when the guy sent me the tracking number, I found out that the item was coming from Beijing, China, not Maryland! But I figured, well at least he shipped it.

THEN, I get an email from eBay saying the listing for the item I just purchased because the copyright holder reported that the item may be a counterfeit. At first I was pissed at eBay because now I had to record of the transaction in my eBay account and could not contact the seller directly from within the item invoice, since eBay deleted. Plus, he had several other sells of this same item, all with positive feedback of the W7 package, and eBay did not remove the listings for them. So I was like, why me? Luckily, I had his email from paypal and contacted him. He assured me that he is the legal owner of the item and that he sent proof to eBay saying so. Still never got my records back.

Anyway, this prompted me to search counterfeit Windows 7 retail packages. I found some interesting info, but my package doesn't fit any of the counterfeit profiles Microsoft says to look out for. The top hologram is built onto the cds, no... Read more

Answer:My Windows 7 copy looks counterfeit. Typo on back cover. Came from China (eBay). Pics

It's fake, that's pretty obvious. The hologram thing is most likely a sticker on top of the actual disc surface - you can use a fingernail or razor blade at the very edge and lift it up a bit, that's 100% proof. The part numbers don't seem to match up with the actual Windows 7 Ultimate part number, and it just has a fake quality all the way around.

If you contact Microsoft, show them the pics, explain where you bought it from and your situation, there is a small - small but it exists - chance they'll provide you with a key just for making the report and identifying the seller you got it from.

No guarantees, but at the moment you're better off reporting it to them and going from there. Sure can't hurt to let them know, either way.

I'd report it, personally, without even really thinking about it. It just SCREAMS fake.

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When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is open and I have been using Internet Explorer (Google) and then close it down, I get a Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library error message: Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library error message when Microsoft Office is open

I should mention that when I close Microsoft Outlook first then close Internet Explorer that I do not get this error message. (Easy fix but I do like to keep it open)

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is there any one can help me I can not re start my computer I keep getting this error on my screen.
Thanks windows millennium (C) copyright microsoft corp 1981-1999 A:\


Originally Posted by maskin26


is there any one can help me I can not re start my computer I keep getting this error on my screen.

Hello maskin26,

Make sure that you don't have any media in the drives (cd,floppy,etc)

Was anything recently added before the problem?

Boot into the BIOS and make sure that the HDD is recognized by the system and check the boot order.

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We use a third-party Microsoft patch management system, unfortunately we have to approve all patches manually. It has become a monotonous task to jump on the security bulletin and manually "take-note" of all of the updates released (KB numbers)
to mitigate that vulnerability. After I take note of all of them, I have to jump on the "third-party Microsoft patch management system" and approve every patch (KB #) associated with that Bulletin. 
I am wondering if there is an easier way to get a list of all of the new Microsoft patches released just for a specific Microsoft Security Bulletin. My current method is just sifting through the Bulletin and copying/pasting every KB number I find that is
designed to patch the vulnerability.
I would assume there is somewhere I can go or a tool I can utilize which would allow me to get the list of all of the KB numbers that need to be approved.
Or Am I out of luck (And just have to sift through the Bulletin to collect the associated KBs)?

I appreciate any and all suggestions/advice/ridicule.

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Hi guys. I have windows updates set to manual. Yesterday i checked for updates  and found more that 10 important updates. I selected all for installing. I recieved two _80070103  error
messages for  "Microsoft - Pointing Drawing - Microsoft Hardware USB Mouse" and "Microsoft - Keyboard, Other hardware - Microsoft Hardware USB Keyboard" updates. I looked at update history and found out 8 similiar update failures !
 I have windows 8.1 and i use wireless keyboard and mouse.  Shall i just unistall that failed updates or it might affect my mouse and keyboard performance? Thank you!

Answer:microsoft - pointing drawing - microsoft hardware usb mouse download fail.

Hi Alona,
If you receive Windows Update error 80070103 while installing updates, you might be trying to install a driver that is already installed on your computer or a driver that might be less compatible than one you already have installed.

So, if you did not encounter any performance issue about mouse and keyboard before, you can hide these updates and don't install them again.
Best regards,Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]
Niko Cheng
TechNet Community Support

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@microsoft why does  freeze downloads at 1943941762 bytes
#1943941762bytes #1943941762?

3 different OS (Win10 & Win7) 6 different browsers & even used wget.exe (GNU).

Seems intentional at the source


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I am really struglling with my Portege R500 running Windows Vista Business, help if you can please!

initially I repeatedly had a Microsoft .Net Framework error message stating "Unhandled exception has ossurred to your application.....Cannot read log entry number 140138. The event log may be corrupt" and then a Microsoft Windows error message box stating "Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host has stopped working"

I disabled the hibernate option for the laptop and that has helped a little but I am still constantly getting crashes

This morining I ran the Windows memory diagnostic tool and it says I have hardware problems and to contact my hardware supplier....just about to give up, please help if you can!

Answer:Errors - Microsoft.Net Framework and Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host

Why to give up? Back up all your data and install OS using delivered recovery image. You will have ?factory settings? again. Test the functionality and let us know how it works.

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Today Microsoft has made a download available an Ebook for Group Policy Settings in Office 2010 Overview of Group Policy for Office 2010This article provides a brief overview of Group Policy concepts. The intended audience for this article is the IT administrator who plans to use Group Policy to configure and enforce settings for Microsoft Office 2010 applications. In this article: Local and Active Directory-based Group PolicyGroup Policy processingChanging how Group Policy processes GPOsAdministrative TemplatesTrue policies vs. user preferencesGroup Policy management toolsOffice Customization Tool and Group Policy Download via the Microsoft Download Center: For IT professionals: Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010 Available in Doc.,PDF. or XPS. documents.

Answer:Microsoft EBook: For IT professionals: Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010

Thanks for this!

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I am using Windows XP pro licensed and not able to open any microsoft website.......

if i check nslookup the ip which it shows for microsoft is actually not a microsoft ip

i am able to open all other majority websites very easily.

can some one help me on this its realy urgent


Answer:Virus/spyware not letting me open microsoft /microsoft update website

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs
1. DDS.txt
2. Attach.txt
Save both reports to your desktop.
Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here or here. Extract the contents of the zipped file to your desktop.
Double click GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please agree to do so.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run on NO.
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...Sections
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once the scan completes, click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt".
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries without proper guidance from an expert user.

...when finished, please post those logs back here. Thanks!

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On my desktop (windows xp) I have Microsoft Works Suite 2005. Recently Windows update gave me an update for Microsoft Works Suite 2003. My computer accepted it ok........but, my laptop (windows vista) rejected the update? Is there an update for the 2005 version or do they just bunch them together?

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I have Microsoft Office 2003 installed and also the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007. However, when I receive an e-mail with a Microsoft Word 2007 attachment, the document will not open even with the Compatibility Pack installed. I can not convert .docx to .doc. Any advice please?

Answer:Microsoft Outlook 2003 - Attachments in Microsoft Word 2007 will not open

Hi again,

Anybody able to help me with this please?

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Hello. This is my first time to post a thread here at so I hope this site would make a good impression for me. I am
currently studying IT so this techie forum stuff would soon come in handy. I would just like to know why does each time I troubleshoot my netbook device (Acer Aspire One 722) under Devices and Printers it fails to install and fix itself. The devices are
microsoft teredo tunneling adapter and the microsoft ISATAP adapters (1,2 and 3). First of all what are these devices and their importance and how to troubleshoot it manually. Then is there anything I can do to Prevent this, an exclamation mark next to my device is for me irritating to see. One more thing. Is it safe to uninstall it?? How about reinstalling it after that??. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Just didnt wanna buy it and have it not work with my phone.

Answer:will the Microsoft dt-904 wireless charging plate work on my Microsoft lumia 535 phone?

The 535 does not have Qi charging built in... So, no, not right out of the box.
However, you could buy a Qi receiver pad on Amazon that will plug into the microUSB and then may be folded to fit under a case and provide charging from any Qi Pad such as DT-904.
You need one with the correct orientation at the port such as this one:
So, yes, with an easy add on.
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Microsoft Press is offering Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users by Mitch Tulloch as a Free e-book in various formats. While the Print Ed is priced at $9.99 and can be obtained from Security and Privacy for Microsoft? Office 2010 Users-O'Reilly Media
Take control—and put the built-in security and privacy features in Microsoft Office to work! Whether downloading documents, publishing a presentation, or collaborating online—this guide offers concise, how-to guidance and best practices to help protect your documents and your ideas. Get practical, proactive guidance for using the security and privacy management features in Office 2010 and Office 365Walk through everyday scenarios, and discover everyday techniques that help you take chargeUnderstand common risks and learn best practices you can apply right away
Here’s the Table of Contents of the Book - Chapter 1 : Why Should I Care? Hey, It’s Not My Responsibility!
What’s My Role in This?
SummaryChapter 2 : Alice Downloads a Document
Working with Protected View
Understanding Trust
SummaryChapter 3 : Bob Prepares a Policy Understanding Document Properties
Working with Document Inspector
Working with Digital Signatures
What About Office 365?
SummaryChapter 4 : Carol Collaborates on Some Content
Encrypting a Document
Restricting Editing
SummaryAppendix : Learn More General Resources on Office 2010 Security and Privacy
Protected View
Trusted Documents
Trusted Locations
Document ... Read more

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why microsoft virtual pc 2007 and microsoft vitual cd/dvdv do not work on windows 10 and do you have alternative programs

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We've got Outlook on all our machines at work but can only access the main "Outlook.pst" on the server one user at a time. Not simultaneously.

There was some message about needing "Microsoft Exchange Server" in order to share the same file on a network.

Does anyone know more about this?

Answer:Using Microsoft Outlook on a network... requires Microsoft Exchange Server?

Seconded, There are other ways to share a calendar: netfolders, etc. but NONE are reliable.

At the same times there are some alternatives to Exchange, as well. I'd find a local consultant and ask for advice.

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I'm using the Windows XP operating system and had Microsoft Office installed on it a while ago. All the applications were working fine when I first got it. Yesterday, when I tried to open Microsoft Excel I get the message that 'the feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available', and it asks me to insert the 'Microsoft Office 2000 Premium' disk and click ok. Unfortunately, I don't have this disk because it was someone else that installed Office on my computer for me. I don't understand why it's not letting me use Microsoft Excel and why I get this message from Windows Installer every time I try to use the application.

It was working fine not long ago and I've used it to make several spreadsheet files, all of a sudden for no apparent reason I'm getting this message every time I try to use it.

Can anyone give me any advice and has anyone had a similiar problem? I would appreciate any help.

Answer:Microsoft Excel help, keeps asking for 'Microsoft Office 2000 Premium' disk

When it was installed, some aspects will be "installed on first use", and now it wants to install the function, for which you need the CD.

You really cannot use it successfully (not to mention legally) if you do not own and have the disks.

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going to device manager there is a yellow mark on MICROSOFT ISATAP x422 and MICROSOFT TEREDO TUNNELING ADAPTER icon and i was wondering what was wrong.

Please help me.


is it ok that these devices does not exist on my computer ??

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Here's the Microsoft Download of the utility that will prevent booby-trapped word [.rtf] files from infecting your computer.

Answer:Microsoft Fix It Tool for Disable opening RTF content in Microsoft Word

Applies to

Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Office Word 2007
Microsoft Office Word 2003
Still no word from Microsoft regarding if it affect WordPad.

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Hi, I have an access Database that has a form wich contains 2 OLE Object fields in one I use it to paste a link to an excel field and the other field I use it to paste a link to a word document. This is running under windows 7 and office 2010. Every was working fine. I had to change my notebook harddisk and mother board. After this I reinstall windows 7 and office 2010. The problem that I have is the following: When I double click in the excel link it works fine an open my excel file. When I do the same with the word link I got the following message (translated because I have my notebook with spanish language "Error during an operation over an Object Document. It is possible the OLE Server is not registered. To Register it, reinstall it" Its very extrange because my database worked fine before I reinstalled windows and office and the thing the it works fine with the excel link but not with the word link. Please if anyone have and idea of what is going on??? Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

Answer:Issue linking to a Microsoft Word document in Microsoft Access

Welcome to TSG jcantini,
Since no one is offering any thing here I'm going to suggest you save the document in the current version of word and reistablish/rebuild the link. I suspect this is an older version of access running with office 2010? mdb file type?

If you google "the ole server isn't registered access 2010" there are tons of confusing suggestions out there! Good luck..

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Hello everyone,

I am joining other MVPs who have volunteered to answer Windows & Office questions directly from the public in a live chat!

For the first time ever MVPs from both Windows and Office have come together as a collaborative group for a special live chat. MVPs will be on hand to take questions about Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2007 products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, and OneNote, as well as Windows 7 and earlier versions. This event is a great opportunity to tap into the vast knowledge of these industry professionals who are regarded as the best in their field. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners and students to intermediate power users. Please join us for this informative Q&A style chat and bring on your basic and your tough questions!

Chat About Microsoft Office and Windows with Microsoft MVP Experts
October 14, 2010
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Would you like to learn more about the cool new features in Office 2010 and Windows 7 and what has changed since previous versions? Do you use Microsoft Office but would like to learn tips and tricks to be more productive at home, school or at work? Perhaps you are a new user who has questions on how to get started with Windows 7 or using the Office ribbon? Or would like to learn how to protect your computer from malware and viruses. Or perhaps you are just stuck and need answers.
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are here to help!... Read more

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Windows 9 will reportedly have new activation methods that will tie the OS more closely with a specific PC

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will unveil Windows 9 this fall, claims notorious Russian leaker WZor, who has a pretty good track record. In a Russian language post on Ru-Board, the leaker said that the upcoming update to Windows 8 will be the last major overhaul of the existing OS. Microsoft is expected to launch the Windows 8 Update 2 in August.

Windows 9 to have new activation methods

WZor claimed that Microsoft will back the launch of Windows 9 with heavy advertising blitzkrieg and a new distribution method. The new activation methods will tie a copy of Windows 9 more closely with a specific PC. It will require the user to log in to Microsoft Store, and users won&#8217;t be given an activation key. Talking about Windows 8, WZor said that there will be new updates after the Update 2 due next month. But no new features will be added to it.

Motivation behind the new activation method is &#8220;problems in China.&#8221; The world&#8217;s most populous country recently banned Windows 8. Notably, a couple of weeks ago, WZor claimed that Microsoft may announce Windows 9 at its Worldwide Partner Conference, which begins July 13 in Washington D.C. That claim was missing in the latest report, but WZor reassured us that the new OS will be launched this fall. However, he only talked about the announcement, without revealing whether it will be a Developer... Read more

Answer:Microsoft to Force Microsoft Store Account to Activate Windows 9

Not sure how logging into the store ties the OS more specifically to a computer. Doesn't seem right at all. However, if it is only logging onto the Microsoft Store to activate, and not forcing a Microsoft account to use the computer, I can see that being okay. As long as the local account continues to be an option, things will be fine. If I'm forced to use a Microsoft account to use my computer... I'll stay on 8.1. And then maybe move to Linux.

Transformation of UI is already being done in 8.1 Update 1. No surprise that it would be further enhanced.

Launch of 9 wouldn't put an end to 8. And let's face it, Microsoft never lost its dominance on the desktop market. There is nothing for them to re-establish here. The only thing they need to establish is a stronger presence in the mobile market.

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I need help uninstalling an add-in to Microsoft Works Suite 2006. I downloaded a program that helped me remove the actual program, Microsoft Works, but the add-in is still stuck and I can not for the life of me get this add-in to unisnstall.. This hole thing has been causing me problems for sometime now, it keeps making my WIndows Installer pop up flashing on the screen about fifty percent of the time I'm on my laptop. I have windows 7 if you need that information, I realize now the program has compatible issues..I finally got the program gone someone please help!! It is call Microsoft Works Suite Add-In for Microsoft Word.

Answer:Help Uninstalling Microsoft Works Suite (2006) Add-In for Microsoft Word

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Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office is now available to all.
From our initial look at Google’s Cloud Connect it is obvious we have very different takes on how to improve productivity.
As you can see from the demo above, the experience with Google Cloud Connect is problematic on several levels. Loss of Data & Productivity.
Working on documents becomes more complex because:
The basic process of setting a document up for sharing with Cloud Connect is a multi-step process and is not intuitive for most users.
Not all features or file types work with Cloud Connect. As a result, it often leads to unexpected errors.
According to Google, Cloud Connect can impact the performance of your applications.
Simultaneous editing can easily lead to syncing errors and data loss.
Full read at TechNet. Anyone used it?

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The Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential style and usage guidance for everyone who writes about computer technology. its not free, but Editors, writers, and content creators may want to check out the free sampler.
Click here to download PDF.

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I recently purchased an ASUS Windows 8.1 64 bit computer.  I transferred my Microsoft Works Version 8.0 word processor and spreadsheet files from my old computer onto the new computer.  I just purchased the Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student Edition (64 bit version) from an online vendor and installed the software onto my new computer. 
I have no problems opening my Works spreadsheet files in Excel.  However, when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get gibberish.  I did some research online and found out that there is a Microsoft tool called Works 6-9 Converter which allows one to open Works files in Word.
I downloaded the Works 6-9 Converter tool from the Microsoft Support website and installed it on my PC.  However, when I subsequently attempted to open a Works word processor file in Word, a dialog box appeared with the error message "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy.cnv" and the file did not open properly (i.e., I got gibberish).
I did a little more research online and found out that uninstalling the Works 6-9 Converter, then downloading and installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, and finally reinstalling the Works 6-9 Converter may correct this problem.  I followed these steps, but unfortunately when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get the same error message and the file does not open properly. ... Read more

Answer:Cannot Open Microsoft Works Files in Microsoft Word 2013
Reboot after any changes you make.

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I am trying to delete a Microsoft Word document from my Lumia 550. Various internet postings tell me to do through the Microsoft Office tile. But, given that there is one, how can I delete it?

Answer:How can I delete a Microsoft Office file from my Microsoft Lumia 550

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I am trying to delete a Microsoft Word document from my Lumia 550. Various internet postings tell me to do through the Microsoft Office tile. But, given that there is one, how can I delete it? Since you're using lumia 550, it comes with separate apps for word, excel and powerpoint.
So to delete, go to file explorer app, search for the file you wish to delete and delete it.

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Hi folks will try and explian as best i can ok,Full time Student just started a couple of weeks ago,At college we use Microsoft office 2000,doing SVQ 2 using IT and ECDL my problem is with Module 3 in ECDL at college we use the above app in Word,I am trying to juggle (as a fulltime Mum as well as student between college and home)At home i have Microsoft Works and am using "Word Processer" But can not find an app that remotely looks the same or work's the same as the App in "Word 2000" called "Format Painter"So as i can learn in above Apps how to select text that has been previously formated and aplie to unformated text.Thank's if anyone can help i will be so grateful Mammak.

Answer:Microsoft office 2000 v Microsoft Works problem.

To use the format painter in Word:Click in a piece of text whose format you wish to copy. Click the Format Painter toolbar button (paintbrush icon).Select the text that you want to format. Job done.If you have several pieces of unformatted text to do, proceed as above but double click the Format Painter button, then apply to each section of text as required. When done, single click the Format Painter button.

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Problem: Outlook starts normally with a POP3 account in a POP3 Outlook profile. However, I have a work Exchange account which I configured using instructions yesterday. Worked fine. Yet today, Outlook crashes - fails on opening Microsoft Exchange Account. Hangs and then forced exit produces Microsoft error report. On restarting, Outlook says that "outlookaddin.dll" caused a serious error and has been disabled. Disabling it means that Outlook no longer pulls down emails from Exchange. Re-enabling it causes the crash again, Catch-22.

Dell XPS M1210 - brand new.
Microsoft XP Professional SP2 (fully patched)
Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 SP2 (fully patched)
McAfee SecurityCenter pre-loaded by Dell.

I configured the Exchange profile yesterday and it worked fine. Changes -- possible cuplrits? -- in the meantime:

1. A large McAfee patch was installed semi-automatically.
2. Attempted to install Treo 650 Palm Hotsync. This did not complete successfully. Hung while hotsyncing to Outlook. Then uninstalled successfully.

What I've tried, but which does not fix the problem:

a. Detect and Repair run within Outlook completes successfully.
b. Disabled and uninstalled McAfee Spamkiller.
c. Remove the Exchange profile through Control Panel > Mail, and create a new one with a different name.

Suggestions very gratefully received!

Answer:Cannot start Microsoft Outlook using Microsoft Exchange Profile

Check out this page, it might help:

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My laptop was bonused to me by my former employer. As I understood it our access to e-mail was through Microsoft Exchange Server. Now I would like to use Microsoft Outlook but when I double-click on the icon to run it I get a message saying my default folder cannot be found and the attempt to log on to the Microsoft Exchange Server failed.

I have attached a screen capture of the message. I have also attached a file containing my laptop system information.

Could someone please tell me where I need to make changes to eliminate the attempts to log on to a Server that I'm sure I don't mean to be accessing anyway? Is there a way to access the default folder it is referring to (if it is even on my computer) in case there is something left there that I would want to read or archive? How do I get everything set up to make Microsoft Outlook functional?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Yesterday I serviced a Win7 Toshiba laptop that was in tough shape: it's performance was terrible. A big part of the problem was that the computer was umpteen behind in Windows Updates plus the owner had just about every Microsoft Office product and all of them needed Windows Updates, both security and updates. OK that's not the first time I've seen that; however, the owner uses Google Chrome as his browser.
My questions are
Aren't Microsoft's Windows Updates supposed to be kept up to date even when a different browser is being used?
And doesn't Google Chrome or other browsers have a method for that to happen?
Fortunately the good news is the computer is back to running like new again.

Answer:Do non-microsoft browsers have a method for Microsoft's Windows Updates?

Only Microsoft products (and certain drivers pushed via Windows Updates) are being updated via Windows Updates. Other products and web browsers uses their own update process/program. Google Chrome uses the Google Update Program, while Mozilla Firefox uses the Mozilla Maintenance Service (I think). So no, Windows Update isn't responsible for the update of other web browsers, other than Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10).

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I understand Microsoft is a big company and that this could have been externally contracted work, but someone dropped the ball during code review/licensing.

An interesting post. Do read the comments too, however ... Microsoft lifts GPL code, uses in Microsoft Store tool | Within Windows

Answer:Did Microsoft lift GPL code, used in Microsoft Store tool?

Microsoft has taken offline the utility it supplies to help download DVD and USB images of Windows 7 purchased online, while it investigates allegations that GPL-ed code was used to develop the tool. iTWire - Microsoft pulls download tool over GPL violation accusation

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You?re standing in line at a coffee shop. Your right thumb is stre-t-ch-ing to drag out words on your phone?s keyboard while you squint to read the text on the web form you?re filling out. It?s amazing what?s possible today?but don?t you wish your phone could magically send that task to your Windows 10 PC where you could luxuriate in a big screen and hardware keyboard?

With the new preview apps we?re launching for iOS and Android ? you can. Introducing Microsoft Edge for iOS/Android and Microsoft Launcher for Android, two apps designed to make it easy to move what you?re working on between your phone and PC.

We are excited to continue the work we announced at Build to make Windows 10 PCs work great with your phone. Microsoft Edge for iOS is available starting today in preview, with Microsoft Edge for Android available soon in preview. And, Microsoft Launcher is available starting today in preview as well. Continue on PC functionality in both apps comes with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android
One of the most common requests we hear from people who use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs is ?we want our browser experience to move to our phones?. You spoke, we listened.

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android brings familiar features like your Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View across your PC and phone, so, no matter the device, your browsing goes with you. But what makes Microsoft Edge really sta... Read more

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hey guys, i have some sensitive information on my machine regarding work.

does anyone know if it's possible for Microsoft Security Essentials to report data back to Microsoft on filenames etc?

it just seems like i'm giving microsoft a lot of control. i'm using a microsoft firewall, OS and now, their AV.

thanks guys

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials: Can it report back to Microsoft?

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Well, i made a search for a solution to this problem all over the net including your forum and other forums, no luck.

it is not a matter of life or death, but i would like to be able at least to open the apps.

Sorry if i posted an old problem, but i really had no luck in solving this issue.

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I require Silverlight to download Sky Go enabling me to view TV channels. Other suggestions for Ideas /methods would be appreciated

Answer:Why can't I download and install Microsoft Silverlight on Microsoft Surface RT?

It isn't available on RT (without jailbreak.)

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Microsoft Outlook 2013 (365) continues to crash every 2 months on my laptop. I have had 3 sessions with Microsoft support online since November. They are unable to fix the problem so it won't continue to reoccur. They have reinstalled it on 3 occasions and within 2 months, Outlook is unresponsive. Cannot receive/send any email. All my email I have to get on my iPhone using pop secure server from GoDaddy redirect. It not GoDaddy cause I can see the email if I go to GoDaddy email and they say it is an Outlook issue with Microsoft.....

Answer:Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft 365 Outlook crash

Ok its been 4 days. I guess I am the only one with this problem. Tried Microsoft again and they don't have an answer to their own software issue which reoccurs for me every 3 months........

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Microsoft Office 2010 is installed on my PC (Dell Studio XPS8100, Windows 7). Another member of the household has asked whether she can install Microsoft Works 9.0 on my PC, now that her PC is on its last legs. (She greatly prefers Works over Office, for its simplicity and because of her long-term familiarity with Works.) If Works 9.0 is installed onto my PC, would this cause problems for Office 2010, Works 9.0, and/or my PC? If so, are there workarounds? Thanks.

Answer:Microsoft Works 9.0 and Microsoft Office 2010 compatibility

The official "word" from Microsoft (pun intended) is that Office & Works can co-exist on the same PC.

Provided you do not intend to share documents between Office & Works (ie both suites will be used separately), there are no "workarounds" or special procedures you need to remember when using them.

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I have microsfot surface pad and would like to add microsoft complete for data service. Please advise

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hey guys, i just heard about this recently after reading another thread and it sounds great.

main points:

- free
- low system use
- created by microsoft (good or bad i guess)
- updated regularly

what do you guys think? i heard it only uses 5 or 6mb of memory and isn't plagued with the bloat and slowdowns other AV software create.

i'm just worried about giving MS too much information on my PC.

right now i'm running avast and this has been pretty decent for me so far, but this MSE sounds like it has promise.

edit: i'll be formatting soon so i thought i'd try it out with a clean system. im considering trying it out soon though.

Answer:Opinions of Microsoft's free 'Microsoft Security Essentials'?

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So I stumbled across this today, first I'd heard of it so far. I've been using MSE, and now on Win 8 Defender, for ages...... Am I going to ditch WD this weekend? Dunno, maybe...

So what are your thoughts? Time to ditch MSE/Defender? Blown out of proportion?

I still say the best AV is common sense, but for the likes of those who click blindly, would you still recommend or install MSE?

How's this for corporate transparency and honesty? Microsoft is now saying that, yeah, its built-in Security Essentials antivirus program will "always be on the bottom" of antivirus software rankings, so you should use an additional third-party program on top of it.

PC Pro reports that Microsoft has decided to turn Security Essentials into a "baseline" program and it does not intend to be the best antivirus program in the business. Instead the company is just sharing its virus tracking findings with the security industry so they can develop better antivirus programs.

Um, okay. So what does this mean for Windows users? Basically, if you want better virus and malware protection, look elsewhere than the built-in program offered by Microsoft. I'm using the free program Avast, based on reliability ratings. (Sometimes the program pops up annoying notification windows, but it isn't a system resource hog, at least, and usually unintrusive while offering peace of mind.)

Microsoft Security Essentials has been failing independent s... Read more

Answer:Microsoft's Security Essentials isn't the best antivirus program, according to Microsoft

Despite seeing MSE at the bottom of 'that' list, I was quite amused at how many other big names were as mediocre.

MS bought a good AV company, one of the top in it's day, seems like, as many others before, they've let it slide. Shame.

On the fence myself, I really don't like Avast, will probable look for some alternative, when I have more time. May try out Bitdefender.

oh, well that was easy enough, done!

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Well, i made a search for a solution to this problem all over the net including your forum and other forums, no luck.

it is not a matter of life or death, but i would like to be able at least to open the apps.

Sorry if i posted an old problem, but i really had no luck in solving this issue.

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I require Silverlight to download Sky Go enabling me to view TV channels. Other suggestions for Ideas /methods would be appreciated

Answer:Why can't I download and install Microsoft Silverlight on Microsoft Surface RT?

Duplicate thread - please only answer over here to keep things tidy. Thanks.

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Sign in to use OneNote
OneNote uses your Microsoft account to sync notes to your phone, PC, and Web.Click to expand...

We have a user with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet running Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with the latest updates and a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus. This fullscreen message will pop-up randomly whether user is idling or actively working on tablet, even if user does not have OneNote open. None of the user's OneNote Notebooks are set to synchronize or save to the web or OneDrive. In fact, OneDrive isn't even installed. User has two Notebooks, both of which I personally created for the user, and had specifically set it to keep the Notebooks local and not save anywhere else.

How do I turn this off? How do I stop this stupid fullscreen message permanently? This isn't good for Corporate/Enterprise environments.

Answer:Microsoft OneNote won't stop asking to sign into Microsoft account

Looks like the answer for this may lie in regedit. Check out this thread, scroll about 50% of the way down.

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I recently downloaded Microsoft 8.1 from 8.0.  Since then I have had several issues.  I have worked many of them out.  I needed to install the Kindle app in metro.  It wanted me to put in my local user password, I did.  Then it wanted me to log into my Microsoft account, with password, I did.  Then it wanted a code number.  I put that in.  Then it wanted to put all my documents, pictures, and settings into the cloud. That was something I was unsure whether to do or not.  If I agree to that, it then wants to switch me from my local user account, to my Microsoft account.  I don't want to do that.  Why can't I just keep my local user account?  If I do allow this to happen, I will automatically go to Metro won't I?  I don't want to start in Metro.  I want to start in the desktop, which is where I spend most of my time.  I also read this somewhere, and you had to be on the internet and logged in Microsoft to use your computer.  Is this right?  If it is, I surely do NOT want to do that.  I wish I had stayed with 8.0.  It worked fine there.  Now it has become a royal pain in the rear.

Answer:why does Microsoft want me to switch in metro to Microsoft account?

Nothing will change in your personal account, when you sign in as a microsoft account.  It will backup your profile, so if you end up buying a new machine, or having to reinstall Windows 8.x, everything will come back up on your computer as it was (desktop picture, user picture).  As for Metro, you do not need to use Metro, to run the Kindle App.
The best thing is to not use Metro, use the desktop, and load the desktop version of the Kindle app instead.  The only person making this a royal pita, is you, not Microsoft.

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I have, recently, purchased a G20 102 Qosmio Home Edition model Notebook. After learning about the MCE model, I wonder; what will it take to upgrade to the MCE Model?

Answer:Upgrade from Microsoft XP Home Edition to Microsoft XP MCE


I don?t know in which country you live but as far as I know only units with TV tuner have MCE installed. If you want to install MCE on your own you must buy it.

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I have installed the Microsoft Professional 2013 on my Dell Desktop computer and find that Microsoft Outlook
is much different than the previous version I was running Office 2010
  I caused about 20 emails to be deleted off the email server when I selected delete the email after having
completed reading.  In outlook 2010 there was a setup where you could tell Outlook to not delete the
email off the server.  I am unable to locate where to check or set it up in Outlook 2013.  Can someone
give me some direction, can this still be setup or no longer available is Outlook 2013?
Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2013 Using Microsoft Outlook

Can you tell us the type of mail account you are using POP3, IMAP, Exchange?

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Yesterday at 16:53 GMT+1 my account was accessed, with either my own pretty safe password (Changed it already) Or a workaround for badguys is being used (Keylogger, using Microsoft Safety Scanner now to check anything MBAM can't find)
and a Microsoft IP is be´ng spoofed.  That, or one of the MicroGods used special powers to obtain or circumvent my password.
Either way, I need your assistance in tracing this security incident. 
I know I'm a Microsoft Enthousiast / Evangelist / MCP / MCTS, who invested much, but not for the last time, in Certification, and my TechNet contract still has some days left. So, in my humble opinion I'm asking the right person here. Also
because the IP-address used for this never seen before activity, is located in Bellevue. Let me state clearly, I trust Microsoft, and have very little to hide from you, but if you're going to look into my account in an Obvious way, that's weird. Your Godmode
should be able to not leave a trace in my security log. So in that case a peer of yours wanted me to contact Microsoft, and again, I want to know the reason. What was done. Why? And why from the States?
As for hacking and IP-spoofing: Everything is logged everywhere nowadays, at least transactions are, so I hope you could help me find out where the hypothetical malicious access is being performed from.
And while I'm asking you this way to long question, please also make clear if Microsoft a... Read more

Answer:My Microsoft Account was accessed by a Microsoft IP, can you explain please?

It is better to keep in touch with Microsoft Account support team to investigate it . If Microsoft was really wanted to hack into your system, they were smart enough not do it directly from their office. It is possible someone used IP Spoofing, which means
using certain software to produce fake IP Address. So let say, if you are in Europe, it will produce IP to websites which display you are in U.S.

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My system is currently running a Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 bit version of windows. Since me and family members do most of the things in the current OS. So, I'm planning to keep it.
Can i now install Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit as a dual boot operating system. I've read the pros and cons of a 64 bit OS. It's obviously good in terms of being able to get the most out of my 4 GB installed RAM plus the graphic card. I understand there may be problem with driver compatibility and am also aware of the windows XP mode in 64 bit.

Answer:Dual Boot Microsoft Win XP SP3 32 bit & Microsoft Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Another thing. I have also checked using the Intel Processor Identification Utility that the processor i currently have does support 64 bit OS. Here's the report....
Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Version: 4.41.20111201
Time Stamp: 2012/01/31 02:41:27
Operating System: 5.1-2600-Service Pack 3
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 2
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
Type: 0
Family: 6
Model: 17
Stepping: A
Revision: A07
Maximum CPUID Level: D
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Packaging: LGA775
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
MMX(TM): Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: Yes
Intel(R) AES-NI: No
Intel(R) AVX: No
Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: No
Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 1066 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 1066 MHz

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just deleted micorosoft works and installed microsoft word(office) BUT now i cant open my old works documents? I have read alot about this but just wanted to check here before i did anything. Im sure i know what to do but just wanted to see what other methods are suggested? thanks!

Answer:microsoft works document to microsoft word?

What version are you using?

e.g. for 2003:

for 2010:

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My Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Express are slow to start. When clicking or starting these programs they hang for more than 30 - 40 seconds, and then starts the programs. U log out, it does the same thing.

I have updated my BIOS to the new version, scanned for viruses, turned off my firewall (Norton). But seems to hapipen when I had installed Norton Firewall 2003; but have removed it and have redone my computer again. But again, Express and Outlook are slow to boot. I have no idea what else. Wondering if there is anyone else that is having the same problem and if they have resolved the situtaiton.


Answer:Microsoft Outlook / Microsoft Express Slooooooooow

Try this link, fixed my borther-in-laws:

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"PHOENIX ? Sept. 16, 2009 ? Today, at Microsoft Project Conference 2009, Microsoft Corp. announced that the public beta of Microsoft Project 2010 will become available later this year, and revealed the product?s enhanced project and portfolio management features for the first time. Microsoft also disclosed packaging information that streamlines the number of Microsoft Project editions from four to three. Starting today, customers can pre-register for the Microsoft Project 2010 beta at Microsoft Project 2010."
Full press release is available here - Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Project 2010.
Interesting to note, that the product no longer has "Office" prefix in its name (like "Microsoft Office Project 2007" did), and in the press release it is referred to as an Office-related product.
Also, if you could make it into the Microsoft Project Conference 2009 that will be held from September 14-17, 2009 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ., you would get a free licensed copy of Microsoft Project Professional 2010 after launch.

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I'm using windows 2000 professional and was infected by the blaster worm (get rid of it with the symantec tool), now I'm trying to apply the windows patch, but it says I have to have at least the windows service pack 2 in order to begin installation.

I tried several times to dowload the service packs from the Microsoft site, but they are huge (128 mb) and I'm on 56k, so I always get disconnected or timed out, also tried the online installation (smaller download), but the results were the same (after awhile, the download times out and I can't resume).

Is there any other place were I can download those files?, maybe FTP or something? (maybe someone could upload them to an FTP)?

As a side note, why aren't the files zipped/rared? I actually managed to download a whole .exe file (took me about 24 hours), only to find out it was damaged!

Answer:Where can I download the Microsoft service packs (besides

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every time i double click on a office document it loads up and brings up an error says:Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files. Check your connection to the network, or CD-ROM drive. For other potential solutions to this problem, see C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\1033\SETUP.HLP.i do not understand what it means it has been working fine when i installed it.when i click OK it brings up Microsoft word or any other office program i am using but it doesn't open the document. To open the document i have to go to file-open-and then locate the file and open it manually.Can you please help me.i am using windows XP home And Microsoft Office XP with Frontpage.Also this does not accour with Microsft Publisher because it was it stalled sepratelyThanks.

Answer:Microsoft Office XP with Microsoft Frontpage error

Very odd! click hereHave you tried Detect and Repair from the Help menu in Word?

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I have Office 97 and it is not supported by Microsoft anymore. I can't print out any documents. Is Office 03 supported by Microsoft. I interested in buying a copy.

Answer:Is Microsoft Office 2003 still supported by Microsoft

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Does anyone know how or if it is possible to add a powerpoint slide show to a Publisher Website? I would like the slides to automatically change after a specific time.

Answer:Microsoft Publisher (Website) -> Microsoft Powerpoint

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I opened Microsoft Store today after a windows 10 App update for Microsoft Store =11712-1001-11-0., found I was logged in with my Microsoft Account, which I should not have been.

I signed out but when I open Microsoft Store i am signed in again with my Microsoft account..
Win 10 Pro version 1709 Build 16299.192

Edit The only other update I have done was KB4056892

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I m Microsoft 535 user. How can I setup windows 10 in my device? Currently I m using Lumia denim. Waiting for help...

Answer:Has Microsoft officially launched Windows 10 for Microsoft 535. How can I get it?

Wait a few months. It isn't relased yet.

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Just thinking aloud ...
Microsoft has released Microsoft Safety Scanner. It discontinued Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner.
For end-users, Microsoft already has Malicious Software Removal Tool which scans for select malware only. Microsoft also has Microsoft Security Essentials, a free antivirus.
Now MSS will scan for and remove all malware that MSE does!
So obviously a MSE user wont have the need for MSS. So the only reason could be that MS hopes that those using other 3rd party antivirus programs, may use MSS as an on-demand scanner.
And now, now do we need the MSRT? Sure its a small download which can be pushed via WU ... but otherwise, it does get superseded I suppose.
Your thoughts...

Answer:Why did Microsoft release Microsoft Safety Scanner?

Safety Scanner was more than just a Virus scanner as you may know. It did registry checks and a few other things and I will be sorry to see it go. I used to use it regularly to verify that an infected machine did not have any remnants of infections on it after using a few of the other pretty powerful tools out there. MSE while free for most home and personal use does have licensing limitations to it, so it is NOT a solution for everyone out there.

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